Various U.S. government agencies, as well as state, county, and city government agencies, regularly conduct auctions of property and equipment, including vehicles of all types. If you get to an auction early, you can jot down the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of any car you are interested in and use your laptop to quickly run a check with Carfax () to find out whether there is anything unusual in the car’s past – such as evidence of odometer fraud, flood damage, major accidents, and so on. With online auctions such as eBay, this is much easier as the auctions typically run for several days at least, giving you ample time to check the VIN.
But when it comes to the government’s own fleet of vehicles not only have they failed to make repairs, the General Services Administration (GSA) is actually auctioning off cars to the general public that still have open recalls. Auctions typically move very fast, so you should attend a few just to learn the pace and bidding techniques. If that sounds like a deal, Skipco tells us they hold Marshal’s auctions quarterly.
It essentially sounds like the GSA could keep the auction open indefinitely until they get some sort of bid that they feel is appropriate. Established over 50 years ago, GSA provides business leadership and expertly managed services, and solutions at the best value to enable Federal employees to accomplish their missions. In 2009, he served as president and chairman of the National Auto Auction Association, where he championed strategic cooperation and standardization within the industry. Greg Mahugh began his career in the wholesale auto auction industry in 1978 at South Seattle Auto Auction.
US Auctions is the Southern California Auction House for State of California surplus automotive equipment. You can always look online or follow the local newspaper to watch for public auctions and when they are open. If I clicked the bid button on one of these places, I’d want to know the results sooner rather than later. The bad news for bargain hunters is that the bulk of these auctions are for dealers only. Some of the vehicles sold through the GSA have body problems but the engines are in great shape. If you can’t wait that long, they also hold public auctions of other used vehicles every week. The General Services Administration takes fleet vehicles that are no longer in use for all branches of government and splits them up into auctions which are held in every state.
GSA auction cars are newer, well maintained, have relatively low mileage, and come equipped with desirable features such as automatic transmission, air conditioning, power steering, and power brakes. All auctions begin at 10:00 am. The auctions may be cancelled at the Director of the Bureau of Vehicle Management’s discretion. When doing research on the web regarding government auctions never buy anything that claims to have the secret ways of getting great deals at government auctions. This letter must state that the bank will guarantee the check for a specific amount for a period of 30 days after the specific sale date at which it is intended to be used, and that it covers the purchase of U.S. Government property only.